Our tomatoes are getting mighty big!! Its time to start some trimming!! Tomatoes have non-flowering stems that will only suck up nutrients that the rest of the plant needs, so those "suckers" need to be clipped off.
You can see in this photo that the main stem is going up, but off the side there is a large sucker stem as well as a small new growth that is trying to get going (more than likely it will produce a stem that will flower and give you tomatoes, so you want it to have all the help it can get).
- Homestead Roots
- My tremendously supportive husband & I have 3 wonderful children, 1 dog, 12 laying hens, 2 dairy goats, 3 bee hives, and a 2000 sq foot vegetable garden on a small 1/4 acre lot in the city. In the center of it all is our small 1,000 sq foot house purchased in 2008 as a foreclosure that we fully renovated to host our growing family, home school adventures, and small home business (CozyLeaf.com). We have a desire to learn a path to self sufficiency finding ways to be good stewards of the resources God has given us. We want to learn to live with less as we laydown roots to our little homestead.